Meet the Consultants

CWPD staff
 
Jane Baldwin (she/her/hers)
Jane Baldwin (she/her/hers)
Major: Government and Media Studies

Jane is a Government and Media Studies major from the class of 2022. Her favorite place to write is anywhere that has food nearby— Collins and the Hub are always safe bets. If she's not busy working then she's probably playing basketball, or she might be driving around LA in search of the best pizza this side of NYC (unfortunately it's an impossible task... NYC slices are unbeatable, but she'll take your recs anyway).

 
Alex Broegger (He, Him)
Alex Broegger (he, him)
Major: Economics

Alexander is an economics and data science major from the class of 2024. He is half Danish and half Malaysian-Chinese, raised in Hong Kong, Germany, and The Netherlands. Alexander's favorite part of the writing process is formulating a thorough outline, which he believes to be the most crucial part of writing a paper. When he is not in the CWPD, you can find Alexander playing or watching soccer, eating burgers, working on his NGO, or hanging out with friends. He looks forward to working with you!

 
Mariela Centeno (she/her/hers)
Mariela Centeno (she/her/hers)
Major: Economics w/ Data Science sequence

Mariela is an Economics major from the class of 2023. She likes to begin her writing projects with a coffee in one hand while writing down different ideas with different pen colors. When she is not at the CWPD, you can find her going for runs, doing yoga, or watching a Netflix sitcom.

 
Angela Chen (she/her)
Angela Chen (she/her)
Major: Literature and History

Angela is a Literature and History dual major from the class of 2024. Her favorite part of the writing process is feeling the clarity of her thoughts slowly emerge and crystallize as she writes out a first draft, but she also enjoys the playful tinkering with language to construct a conclusion that packs the perfect punch. When Angela is not at the CWPD you can find her somewhere introverting and constantly in search of great snacks. She can’t wait to help you lay claim to your own vision and your own words through writing!

 
Claire Chen (she/her)
Claire Chen (she/her)
Major: Economics and Psychology w/ Legal Studies sequence

Claire is a dual Economics and Psychology major with a sequence in Legal Studies from the class of 2023. Her go-to writing or study snack is boba milk tea and coffee with a side of Goldfish crackers. She is from Palo Alto, California but enjoys Socal as much as Norcal. When she is not at the CWPD, you can find her working as a Project Lead at the Claremont Business Group or relaxing on Green Beach with her friends.

 
Jose Chiquito (he/him/his)
Jose Chiquito (he/him/his)
Major: International Relations

Jose is an International Relations major from the class of 2024. His favorite part of the writing process is creating timelines by breaking down assignments into smaller pieces. Jose enjoys listening to podcasts, watching documentaries, and dancing to music. Additionally, he loves to journal and is happy to share with you how to use writing as a decompression exercise!

 
John Cho (he/him/his)
John Cho (he/him/his)
Major: Philosophy and Public Affairs

John is a Philosophy and Public Affairs major from the class of 2024. His favorite part of the writing process is being able to read out loud the final result and overcome his fear in clicking the submit button. Outside of the CWPD, John enjoys playing basketball and Valorant with his friends. John also loves exploring new restaurants in the area and can not wait to hear some recommendations!

 
Kai Fine (he/him/his)
Kai Fine (he/him/his)
Major: Economics

Kai is an Economics major from the class of 2025. As an avid nature lover, you can find him under any big tree on campus journaling, reading, or just absorbing that beautiful California sun. His three favorite things to do are to write, travel, and cook. When not at the CWPD, you can find him playing soccer, or trying to find the best restaurant in Claremont (recommendations appreciated). Whether brainstorming a project, running through an oral presentation, or just talking about where you’re from, he can’t wait to meet you!

 
Javier Gonzalez (he/him/his)
Javier Gonzalez (he/him/his)
Major: Government

Javier is a Government major from the class of 2024. His favorite part of the writing process is giving and receiving feedback on drafts, ensuring that the finished product is as polished as it can be! When he’s not working on assignments, you can find him at a coffee shop, scrolling through TikTok, or discovering new music! He can’t wait to meet you and help you with your writing!

 
Bindy Gorsuch (she/her/hers)
Bindy Gorsuch (she/her/hers)
Major: Biology and Government

Bindy is a dual major in biology and government from the class of 2024. Her go-to writing snack is overnight oats from the hub and iced-coffee. Her favorite part of the writing process is the flow state of writing an initial rough draft. She grew up in Colorado and loves the outdoors. Some of her favorite activities are skiing, hiking, and fishing.

 
Cassandra Hernandez (she/her)
Cassandra Hernandez (she/her)
Major: Public Policy

Cassandra is a Public Policy major from the class of 2024. Her favorite part of the writing process is brainstorming and outlining drafts because they help with easing into writing assignments. Besides writing, she also enjoys baking and photography. Whether you want to discuss the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe or work through your writing projects, she would love to meet with you!

 
Courtney Hooks (she/her/hers)
Courtney Hooks (she/her/hers)
Major: Biochemistry

Courtney (‘23) is a Biochemistry major from Los Angeles, CA. Her favorite parts of the writing process are gathering sources to use, and using her thesaurus to find the perfect synonyms to complete her arguments. You can always find her sitting at the tables lining the windows on the top floor of the Honnold/Mudd Library, with a London fog in hand. In her free time, she enjoys taking strolls around the village, and sketching her favorite flowers.

 
Sadie Heckman (she/her/hers)
Sadie Heckman (she/her/hers)
Major: Biology

Sadie is a Biology major from the class of 2024. Her favorite spot on campus to write is anywhere surrounded by plants: outside at a table under orange trees or where she can see them through a library window in a pinch. When she is not at the CWPD, you can find her on random walks around campus, playing basketball at Roberts, or reading somewhere in the sun.

 
Charlette Hwang (she/her/hers)
Charlette Hwang (she/her/hers)
Major: Philosophy

Charlette is a Philosophy major from the class of 2024 who is pursuing Computer Science and Game Development on the side. She always starts a piece by taking a thoughtful walk and then sinks into her comfy cushion-chair and types away whatever flows through her stream of thoughts. Charlette is extremely driven especially when it comes to games to the point where in high school, she coded and wired her own motion sensor detector to secretly play games under the dorm parent’s watchful eyes.

 
Maya Kurkhill (she/her/hers)
Maya Kurkhill (she/her/hers)
Major: Government

Maya ’23 is a Government major with a concentration in International Relations. Her favorite nook on campus to write is across the street from Claremont Mckenna’s campus. The Pitzer Grove House, a craftsman style home moved to Pitzer’s campus, matches Maya’s need for coziness and creativity when writing a new short story. Outside of the CWPD, you can find Maya blasting Aminé’s Good for You album and falling off of her skateboard in very public places.

 
David Lee (he/him)
David Lee (he/him)
Major: Economics

David is an Economics major in the class of 2024 from Irvine, California. His favorite part of the writing process is waking up, reading over his word vomit from the previous night, and cutting it apart trying to salvage something. Outside of CWPD, he’s keeping up with football (Pats Nation!) and basketball, catching up on any seasonal shows/anime airing, or reading, anything from fiction to biographies. David’s excited to meet with you and discuss anything from the masterful character development in his favorite shows to the beginning phases of ideation for a paper.

 
Ava Liao (she/her/hers)
Ava Liao (she/her/hers)
Major: International Relations and Media Studies

Ava is an International Relations and Media Studies major from the class of 2023. She likes to work on writing at the Denison Library's Holbein Room, as well as on the third floor of Kravis. In her free time, Ava enjoys reading medieval history, brushing up on her Latin, and trying to perfect her homemade bubble tea recipe (tips would be appreciated). As a Brit who's spent a gap year travelling around Europe and freelancing in design, she’d love to discuss travel and foreign politics with you!

 
Helen Lin (she/her/hers)
Helen Lin (she/her/hers)
Major: Government and Psychology

Helen is a government and psychology dual major from the class of 2025. Her favorite part of the writing process is the revision stage after completing a rough draft. Her favorite place to work on campus is the third floor of the Kravis center. Oftentimes you can find her with a matcha latte next to her as she begins an essay, typing out everything that comes to mind and shaping them into coherent arguments. She enjoys going to the beach and trying out new cafes!

 
Marcus Lindsey (they/them)
Mj Lindsey (they/them/he/him)
Major: French and Biology w/ Gender and Sexuality Studies sequence

Mj is a Biophysics major and a part of the class of 2023, and they’re very happy you decided to click on them! If it’s nice outside you’ll likely find them studying in the cube with a cup of coffee, or if you’re up late making this appointment you might have better luck looking in the library or at Poppa. If you’re meeting online it’s not uncommon to see their two cats, Artemis and Apollo, chasing each other in the background or stepping all over their keyboard! Although they mainly write scientific papers, they are more than happy to look over any writing assignment you may have (creative writing is a particular favorite)!

 
Makenna Mahrer (she/her/hers)
Makenna Mahrer (she/her/hers)
Major: Biology and Italian Studies

Makenna is a Biology and Italian Studies dual major from the class of 2023. Her absolute favorite spot to grind out a paper is from a cozy seat in the Cube – especially on a rare rainy day in Claremont. In her free time, she enjoys tackling new baking or cooking challenges and looking for gems among the shelves of local thrift stores. She can also be found on a regular basis strapped into hiking or ski boots, depending on what mountain activity the weather is supporting that day.

 
Tara Mehra (she/her/hers)
Tara Mehra (she/her/hers)
Major: PPE and Government

Tara is studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a dual major in Government, and is part of the class of ‘23. Her favorite part of the writing process is editing; she loves to scrutinize each sentence and make sure that each one is as direct, punchy, and concise as possible. On campus, you might find her on 4th Floor Kravis working for the Rose Institute or SOURCE Nonprofit Consulting, or hanging out on Mid Quad lawn.

 
Aaron Morales (he/him/his)
Aaron Morales (he/him/his)
Major: Psychology

Aaron is a Psychology major with a Leadership sequence for the class of 2025. His favorite part of the writing process is outlining his argument, but he also loves revising his essays to make his sentences more memorable and snappy. When he is not at the CWPD you can find eating ramen with his friends in the village or going for walks through the 5Cs.

 
Jemma Nazarali (she/her/hers)
Jemma Nazarali (she/her/hers)
Major: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Jemma is a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major from the class of 2025. She enjoys working on writing projects while lying in any sunny patch of grass she can find on campus. When she isn’t at the CWPD, Jemma enjoys running, drinking bubble tea in the Village, and reading a good book.

 
Osbaldo Ozuna (he/him/his)
Osbaldo Ozuna (he/him/his)
Major: Government and Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Osbaldo is a Government and Chicanx/Latinx Studies Major from the class of 2024. His go-to writing study snack is de la Rosa Mazapánes, so please feel free to gift mazapánes whenever you see him! ☺ Coming from the frigid Chicagoland area, you can find Osbaldo outside during the day! Osbaldo also enjoys making zines, playing videos, or playing piano in his room.

 
Romel Pacheco (he/him/his)
Romel Pacheco (he/him/his)
Major: Economics and Accounting

Romel is an Economics and Psychology dual major from the class of 2024. His favorite part of the writing process is brainstorming ideas and outlining a paper before writing it. He is from Los Angeles, California, so he loves to drive around and take advantage of the SoCal sun whenever he can. You can always catch him eating and trying new menu items so feel free to send recommendations his way on great food to try!

 
Jason Rhett (he/him/his)
Jason Rhett (he/him/his)
Major: International Relations

Jason is an International Relation’s major in the class of 2024. He usually starts the majority of his writing projects with his notebook, where he will write every single one of his thoughts down. Putting down all of his thoughts on paper helps him visualize them, giving him direction and a baseline for his paper. He enjoys writing personal pieces, along with argumentative papers. Outside of school, Jason frequently plays basketball and has love for all kinds of music.

 
Laura Rich (she/her/hers)
Laura Rich (she/her/hers)
Major: International Relations and Government

Laura is an International Relations and Government Major from the class of 2024. Her favorite part of the writing process is when she can finally organize all of the ideas in her writing and figure out how to connect all of her ideas together. You can find her on campus laying on Green Beach, working outside the Hub, or getting snack at Ath tea. She enjoys going on road trips, listening to new music, and going to concerts!

 
Marissa Talcott (she/her/hers)
Marissa Talcott (she/her/hers)
Major: PPE and Spanish

Marissa is a member of the class of 2023 dual majoring in PPE and Spanish. Her favorite part of the writing process is coming up with a thesis and outline, because this makes this makes the rest of the work so much easier! Outside of the CWPD, she enjoys exploring the outdoors in and around Claremont.

 
Anna Tolkien (she/her/hers)
Anna Tolkien (she/her/hers)
Major: English Literature and Film Studies

Anna is an English Literature and Film Studies dual major from the class of 2024. Her favorite part of the writing process is formulating a thesis statement and planning out how to best articulate her argument. She also likes the revision process and finding where she can improve her word choice. When she is not at the CWPD you can find her painting, FaceTiming her pugs, or spending time outside on the grass with friends.

 
Nathaniel Worley (he/him/his)
Nathaniel Worley (he/him/his)
Major: Economics

Nathaniel is an Economics major from the class of 2024. His favorite part of the writing process is when he discovers connections that can be made between different ideas. He also enjoys letting his subconscious reveal its thoughts when freely writing, such as when he writes poetry. When he isn’t at the CWPD, you can find him drawing, hiking, or playing an instrument (there are no wrong notes in jazz).

 
Xristina Zogopoulou (she/her/hers)
Xristina Zogopoulou (she/her/hers)
Major: International Relations and Film Studies

Xristina is an International Relations and Film Studies dual major from the class of 2025. Her favorite part about the writing process is brainstorming and coming up with creative ideas for her essays. When she is not in CWPD you can find her hanging out with her lovely friends or watching old Greek shows.